Thursday, June 28, 2012

This week's market buys

Your blogger paid her weekly visit to the Northwood Farmers Market and came back with this haul:

Wild blueberries, carrots and sugar snap peas from the Root Seller, half a fresh chicken from Hayward Natural Farms, muffins from Susty's (I see blueberries and muffins for breakfast!) and my Giddy Grapefruit Face lotion from Kim's Herbals.  I am a happy shopper.  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Laconia Farmers Market Opens June 23rd

Laconia, NH – The Laconia Farmers’ Market opens on Saturday, June 23rd in downtown Laconia at the City Hall Parking Lot.  We have sixteen vendors from throughout the region selling a variety of, locally grown vegetables, garlic, herbs, fruit, berries, natural meats, seafood and delicious farmstead jams and jellies, baked goods, artisan breads and a selection of unique handmade crafts, soaps and art.
Join us for special opening day features:

Mystic Eye Creations from Franklin, NH, will be doing live demonstrations of wood turning and how their products are made. Daniel Podawiltz will be making kaleidoscopes, ornaments, key chains and various other gift items – even fulfilling custom orders on the spot and answering any questions you might have.

Bubble and Flame Soap Company, from Gilmanton, NH, providing fun and whimsical, handmade soaps, has a special – buy three, get the fourth free.

Shapleigh Island Lobster Company, from Portsmouth, NH, has an opening day special price on lobster, at $3.85 per lb.

In addition, we have a wonderful array of growers and unique specialty vendors this year.
Arbutus Hill Farm - Fresh local vegetables and herbs; Bill and Diane Brown - Maple products, seasonal vegetables and fruit; Brian Ramsey - Seasonal vegetables, berries and maple products; DeNutte Delights - High quality, handmade soy candles in mason jars; Eat Dessert First - Delicious homemade baked goods, chocolates, candies, cookies and sweet breads; Herbal Earth - Cut flowers, dried herbs and herbal products;; Nadja Hebert - Organic vegetables, herbs and berries and homespun yarn; Rustic Raven – Baked Goods; Still Seeking Farm - Organic vegetables, blueberries, maple syrup, soap, beeswax candles, homemade baskets; The Bread Peddler - Homemade artisan breads; The Dog Door Bakery - Wholegrain hand-mixed and hand-cut treats dog biscuits.

Come out and experience our beautiful outdoor market and enjoy the local flavor. “Live Free, and Eat Local”

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gonna be a hot one!

It sounds like this Thursday will be a hot one!  Wear cool clothes and come shop on the grass.  Here's a picture of what your blogger brought home from the last market:

Strawberries from Montminy, spicy strawberry rhubarb jam from Sol Food, sugar snap peas from The Root Seller, muffins from Susty's, beets from Hayward Natural Farms.  Yum.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another sunny market day? We'll see.

Once again, the weather forecast for Thursday has improved to partly sunny and warmer after some rain tonight. Sounds like a lovely day to shop the market! (Of course, as dedicated New Englanders, we always take our weather forecasts with a grain of sea salt.)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Let the sun shine!

We can't complain about lack of rain now, can we?  Another market day on Thursday, and we're getting closer and closer to local vegetables and fruits.  Emery Farm had strawberries for sale yesterday.  We love summer, eating local is so good!